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WASD has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the WASD network. Interested in joining the WASD expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at . You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisations: Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

Jane Bailey


Jane Bailey read her BSc degree in Human Nutrition at the University of Westminster, London and graduated with First Class Honours in 2010. The work described in this report is based on her final year project.…

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Ali El Masri

MSc Student

Currently a graduate student in Civil Engineering at the American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. Mr. El Masri’s research interests are operations of sustainable transport systems and influence of weather and socio-economic characterises on mode choices.

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Dr. Pablo Catalan

Associate Professor

Dr. Pablo Catalan is an Associate Professor in Public Policy with a major in Science, Technology and Innovation, and a minor in Management Technology. Before coming to Georgia Tech, Pablo worked at the Directorate of Strategic Studies of the University of Concepcion (UdeC) in Chile and was part of the Organizing Committee of the Global Biotechnology Forum held in Concepcion in March 2004 organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the National Chilean Government.…

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Prof. Alan Clough


Prof. Alan Clough is an epidemiologist within the College of Public Health, Tropical Medical and Rehabilitation Sciences at James Cook University, Australia. He is principally recognised in Australia and internationally for his work in the difficult and often neglected area of substance misuse in remote community populations.…


Capacity Development Specialist

Habib Auwal Abubakar is Development Expert working for the African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia. He hold a Master’s Degree in Development Policy, from Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management (KDI School) South Korea, Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance from School of African and Oriental Study, University of London, United Kingdom.…

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Dr. Elsheikh Elsiddig Badr

Secretary General

Dr Elsheikh Badr is a consultant public health physician with expertise in health system and human resource development. He gained his basic medical degree and postgraduate public health diploma and fellowship in community medicine from Sudan; his masters degree in health policy, planning and management from the University of Leeds in addition to the fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in the UK.…

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Zakeya Sanad


Zakeya Redha Sanad joined Ahlia University in 2013 as Research and Teaching Assistant in the Accounting and Economics department. In 2015, she received her Masters’ Degree in Business Administration (awarded first class honors) from Ahlia University and she was promoted to accounting lecturer.…

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Dr. Lawrence V. Fulton

Assistant Professor

Dr. Lawrence V. Fulton is an Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods at Texas State University, San Marcos, and a retired Army health care administrator. He is a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives, a Fellow in the Royal Statistical Society (CStat CSci), and a Certified Quality Engineer and Six Sigma Black Belt from the American Society for Quality.…

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Timothy Adeyemo


A Graduate Architect with ability to design, analyse, research, plan, model and develop concepts in Architecture. Proficiency in the application of a range of architecture design software/ CAD and a proven ability to design architecture projects that are safe, economical, carbon-efficient and sustainable and that satisfy client’s requirement.…

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Joi Sears

Creative Strategist, Professor, Entrepreneur

Joi is a creative strategist, professor and social entrepreneur. She is the founder and creative director of Free People International, a social enterprise which specializes in designing sustainable products, creative platforms and innovative experiences for the greater social good.…

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Dr. Hala Abou Arraj

Intreim Registrar

Hala Abou Arraj is the Interim Registrar at the American University of Beirut since August 2017. She accumulates her experience in higher education and in student services to 22 years. Hala Abou Arraj graduated with a PhD degree in Political Sciences from the Lebanese University on November 2017.…

Dr. Hadeel Showket Al Obaidy


Dr. Hedeel Showket Al Obaidy is currently teaching in the Department of Engineering at Ahlia University in Bahrain. Dr. Al Obaidy earned her PhD from the University of Technology, Iraq in 2006.…


Associate Professor

Sapna Sharma is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at St. Bede’s College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, having a teaching experience spanning over 23 years. Currently, she is carrying on her research in the field of Physics Education Research (PER).…



S. Mumtai Begum is a researcher at Lady Doak College, India.




Dr. Neelesh Gounder is a senior lecturer at the University of South Pacific.

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Prof. Michael Busler


Professor of Finance, Finance Track Coordinator and a former Fellow at the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University. Previous he held positions at Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers University and The University of Delaware.…

Dr. Saad Aziz Mahagoub


Saad Aziz Mahagoub is a researcher in the Crops Technology Research Department, Food Technology Research Institute, Agriculture Research Center. He received PhD in 2008 from the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Home economics, Minufi ya University, Egypt.…

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Prof. Shawqi Al Dallal

Acting Dean and President’s Advisor

Prof. Shawqi Al Dallal, a Bahraini national obtained his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Baghdad University and DEA, Doctorat d’Ingenière, Doctorat d’Etat from Universty Piere et Marie Curie – Paris, France.…